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French billionaire politician killed in helicopter crash

French billionaire politician killed in helicopter crash

Conservative billionaire politician Olivier Dassault was killed yesterday in a helicopter crash, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Twitter.

Modi pledges development in West Bengal to woo voters

Modi pledges development in West Bengal to woo voters

Preparing a roadmap for the upcoming state Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said that the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government has shattered the expectations of people in West Bengal.

Myanmar unions call for total strike action

Myanmar unions call for total strike action

Myanmar’s major trade unions have called on members to shut down the economy from today to back a campaign against last month’s coup, raising pressure on the junta as its forces fired weapons and occupied hospitals in the main city Yangon after a day of massive protests.

China hopes US will remove ‘curbs on co-operation’

China hopes US will remove ‘curbs on co-operation’

China has urged the United States to remove “unreasonable” curbs on co-operation as soon as possible and work together on issues like climate change, while accusing Washington of bringing chaos in the name of spreading democracy.

Queen praises 'dedication to duty' before Harry and Meghan interview

Queen praises 'dedication to duty' before Harry and Meghan interview

Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday spoke of the importance of "dedication to duty" in a television address hours before the screening of US chat show host Oprah Winfrey's eagerly-anticipated interview with Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan.

China exports spike to highest in decades after Covid-19 hit

China exports spike to highest in decades after Covid-19 hit

China's export growth jumped to the highest in over two decades, official data showed Sunday, with imports also surging in a sharp bounceback from the coronavirus outbreak that had brought activity to a near halt.

Protesters in force on Myanmar streets after night raids by security forces

Protesters in force on Myanmar streets after night raids by security forces

Tens of thousands of people came out in Myanmar on Sunday in one of the biggest days of protest against last month's coup despite overnight raids by security forces in the main city Yangon on campaign leaders and opposition activists.

Myanmar forces step up action against protesters

Myanmar forces step up action against protesters

The Southeast Asian country has been plunged in turmoil since the military overthrew and detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb 1, with daily protests and strikes that have choked business and paralysed administration.

Lebanon’s caretaker PM Diab pleads for new govt

Lebanon’s caretaker PM Diab pleads for new govt

?Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab threatened yesterday to stop performing his duties to pressure politicians to form a new government, citing an incident in which shoppers fought over milk to illustrate the parlous state of the economy.

Farmers block highway outside Delhi

Farmers block highway outside Delhi

Indian farmers began gathering yesterday to block a six-lane expressway outside New Delhi to mark the 100th day of protests against deregulation of agriculture markets, to add pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.

Anger grows at 1% pay rise offer for NHS staff

Anger grows at 1% pay rise offer for NHS staff

Ministers are on a collision course with millions of National Health Service (NHS) staff as they insisted the country could not afford a more than 1% pay rise for health workers, even as nurses leaders raised the prospect of strike action.

Nasa’s Mars rover Perseverance goes for a ‘spin’

Nasa’s Mars rover Perseverance goes for a ‘spin’

The Mars rover Perseverance has successfully conducted its first test drive on the Red Planet, the US space agency Nasa said on Friday.

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